San Diego – with its long stretch of southern Californian Pacific coastline- has long been a desirable destination. Right across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, San Diego is a thriving international city with beautiful year-round weather, diverse culture, and gorgeous landscapes of extensive white beaches, a natural deep-water harbor, mountains, and lagoons. And given its growing economy, particularly with its recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center, real estate has become more and more valuable.
To be a top real estate agent in San Diego, one must be knowledgeable about the city’s financial news, market forecasts, and real estate trends. They must have insider knowledge about each community, from mansions with ocean views in Coronado to ranch-style estates in Rancho Santa Fe, and oceanfront properties in coastal towns like La Jolla and Del Mar. They must know about school districts and local lifestyles to best place match clients with the appropriate homes and neighborhoods. And as with any high-end market, these agents have access to exclusive properties before they hit the open market. Plus, they have a long list of high-end global buyers and sellers to whom they can market these high-end properties among.
The luxury agents on this list are currently representing the most expensive properties for sale in San Diego County. And they have sold luxury properties for record-breaking prices time and time again. They are trusted by professional athletes, corporate executives, and famous celebrities to sell their homes and find them smart investments. In addition to these qualifications, we considered the notoriety of the areas they work in, the professional recognition and awards they have received, and the total value of their past annual transactions. Among the 20,000+ active real estate agents in San Diego County, the ten real estate agents or teams included on this list represent the best in San Diego today.
10) Scott Aurich
Website | 619.987.9797 | Company: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Aurich has over thirty years of diverse real estate sales experience. He has sold well over $600 million of real estate in Coronado and has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers on properties in the Cays, Shores, and Village. He is recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of “The Thousand” top real estate professionals out of over 963,000 real estate agents nationwide and is one of the ‘12 Power Players,’ a consortium of San Diego’s Top 1% Real Estate Experts since 1991. And Aurich has earned the Circle of Excellence Platinum achievement award from San Diego Association of Realtors.
Aurich has been a Coronado Broker since 1989 and is a long-time resident. He has extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and can offer his clients insider information. He has developed single-family subdivisions, custom homes, luxury condominiums, and affordable housing. And he has an extensive background in sales.
Prior to owning and operating one of the more successful real estate brokerages in Coronado, Aurich worked in residential sales with his family’s real estate business. This background provides his clients with insights into what potential a property may offer. He has a reputation for getting the job done and has proven to have extremely refined negotiating skills. Aurich was voted President of the Coronado Association of Realtors and remains dedicated to creating an excellent working relationship amongst all of the Brokers and Agents on the Island.
Aurich has the $13.9 million listing for Spreckels Beach House, a superior ocean front estate covering 3 lots at 1043 Ocean Blvd in Coronado. Totalling over 19,000 square feet with a main house, guest house, and a 4-car garage with 2 apartments above it, this estate offers true luxury living. Originally designed by famed architect Harrison Albright in 1907, with a guest house added in 1928 by architect Richard Requa, the estate has been completely restored and updated. Outside, the property includes an enclosed courtyard with a swimming pool and spa. Designated a historical property and located on one of the most coveted beach fronts in all of southern California, this is truly one of the most impressive properties currently for sale in the San Diego area.
And Aurich is selling an $8.595 million home with spectacular oceanfront views at 545 Ocean Blvd. With 80 feet of frontage on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, this historic estate has been completely restored and remodeled. In the process, the home was raised to create a rare, partially subterranean basement with a game room and three bedrooms. The home provides an amazing, livable environment.
Aurich recently sold a $14.9 million estate at 709/711 1st Street in Coronado. One of the most extraordinary estates on the bay, the home has over 7,000 square feet of living space and offers incredible views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. In addition to the 4-bedroom main house, the property includes a separate carriage house with bedroom suites, connected by lush gardens and a spa.
9) Drew Nelson
Website | 858.215.3739 | Company: Willis Allen Real Estate – Christie’s International Real Estate
Drew Nelson has over 10 years of experience and has closed approximately $250 million in sales since 2004. He represents a long list of high-end, multi-million dollar properties in the best locations in San Diego County. He is known for his extensive connections to international clients and his global marketing network.
Nelson specializes in coastal luxury properties and is experienced in historically designated property sales. And he is able to offer insightful analysis of remodeling and development opportunities, helping his clients get the best market value in every deal. Further, he can skillfully evaluate income producing residential properties.
Nelson is a native of La Jolla, giving him invaluable market knowledge and connections. He is known for his cutting-edge, effective marketing plans, including strategic online advertising expertise and has proprietary access to global marketing networks. Nelson earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate from USC, which allows him to serve his clients at an even higher level.
Nelson is selling Prospect Mansion, a 16,683 square foot estate at 484 Prospect Street in La Jolla for $11.495 million. With 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, this home offers top-of-the-line living. The exceedingly private and luxurious villa has multiple entertaining areas and balconies, as well as phenomenal ocean views. It is designed in Mediterranean/Spanish style and has elegant finishes throughout.
He also has the listing for the $5.995 million home at 7165 Fairway Road in La Jolla. This 4 bedroom, 5,497 square foot home was built by an internationally renowned designer for himself. The result holds the highest level of modern luxury and inviting comfort. The private, gated estate on one of La Jolla’s best streets carefully balances space and a unique, warm aesthetic. It offers impressive amenities in a relaxing environment, making it perfect for day-to-day living or high-end entertainment.
Nelson also sold 310 Dunemere Drive in La Jolla for $11.4 million. This newly built oceanfront mansion was designed by renowned Bokal & Sneed.
8) Brett Dickinson
Website | 858.204.6226 | Company: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Award-winning Realtor Brett Dickinson has represented buyers and sellers in San Diego County for over a decade. International clients from Europe, Asia, and South America trust him to help them feel at home in San Diego, and relocation clients, such as those from Qualcomm and Intuit, look to him to find the best homes for their new employees.
Dickinson has first-hand knowledge of the region, spanning from coastal towns to inland areas. That, coupled with his strong breadth of international experience, having lived in 5 countries and traveled to more than 45 as a highly ranked professional tennis player, gives Dickinson a global reach that is second to none. He is a full-service agent and provides each client with a customized marketing plan.
Dickinson is known for offering the highest level of professional service on all transactions and for his ability to negotiate the best deal and exceed his clients’ expectations. He stays abreast of the current real estate market and closely watches developing trends. Dickinson is also a proud and active member of the Hong Kong Association of Southern California.
Dickinson is selling the awe-inspiring $10.12 million ‘Model Residence’ at 1020 Prospect Street #402 in La Jolla. This property is a renovation of a classic icon initially conceptualized and designed by famed architects Ladd & Kelsey. The recent work preserved the integrity of the original modernist vision, while updating it to meet all the expectations of modern living. The home’s design reflects an extraordinary attention to detail and high level of sophistication. It has soaring 10-12 foot ceilings, expansive window walls showing off panoramic views of the ocean, Mount Soledad, La Jolla Village, Prospect Street, and Girard Avenue. The home has excellent opportunities for indoor/outdoor living. Luxury elements inside the home include a bookmatched Taj Mahal granite full height signature kitchen wall and a temperature-controlled walk in wine room and bar.
Dickinson is also selling the $15 million 9565 La Jolla Farms Road. This property is 2.5 acres, including a home and an extra vacant lot, providing the rare opportunity for a buyer to expand and build a world-class estate. The 6-bedroom home has over 3,000 square feet of living space and is built with classic La Jolla charm. A grand outdoor patio includes a large private pool, hot tub, and gazebo.
7) Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen
Website | 858-414-4555 | Company: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen were ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the 168th real estate team in the entire nation for 2017, with a total of $127.4 million in sales during 2016. They are consistently top producers in the La Jolla region and have sold some of the most prominent estates. Nationwide, Corrigan’s ranking is consistently in the top 25 for Berkshire and in the top 250 in the Wall Street Journal.
Cohen joined Susana Corrigan’s well-established business at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in 2002. Their collaboration has proven exceedingly beneficial. Together, they are known for their hard work and dedication to delivering top results to their clients.
Cohen is known for providing in-depth service in meeting client’s needs. She has been a lifelong entrepreneur, having owned and operated a prominent advertising agency in San Diego specializing in Spanish-language communications prior to entering real estate.
Corrigan is originally from Mexico City and is fluent in Spanish. As such, she has cultivated a strong local, national, international clientele. She began her residential real estate career in 1982 in the La Jolla marketplace. High client satisfaction has resulted in consistent referrals. In the past, she was elected by her peers as a charter member of the “La Jolla Top Producers”. She is recognized as a member of Berkshire’s International Chairman’s Circle with the Diamond Award and is a Certified Fine Homes Specialist for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
Corrigan and Cohen are selling a $15.95 million La Jolla estate at 8410 Whale Watch Way. Built in the Santa Barbara style – a blend including Spanish, Mediterranean, and Moorish – this beautiful home has captivating views. It is on one of the most desirable and private streets in La Jolla and offers considerable luxury with exquisitely beautiful finishes and detailing. The home’s majestic living room has an antique coffered ceiling transported from the Denver Museum of Art and oversized, arched windows overlooking the panoramic view. The home includes a game room, theater, and temperature-controlled wine cellar with 2,000+ bottle capacity. Outside, resort-like grounds include a vanishing-edge pool, spa, an expansive covered terrace, and full BBQ service area.
And the pair has the listing for a magnificent bayfront tennis estate at 2905 Nichols Street in Point Loma, priced at $11.5 million. This gated property was built in 1929 by acclaimed architect William Templeton Johnson and has been meticulously maintained. Its rolling lawns and park-like grounds offer beauty in every direction. The home has unparalleled views, both day and night, of the water, Shelter Island and the City of San Diego. The waterfront property has the finest finishes, including a formal dining room with herringbone wood floors, a mahogany-paneled library, and a gourmet kitchen opening to the view-filled morning room.
6) Maxine and Marti Gellens
Website | 858.227.6630 | Company: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
The mother-daughter team of Maxine and Marti Gellens are one of the top real estate teams in San Diego. The Wall Street Journal ranked them as the 164th team in the nation based on nearly $129 million in transactions in 2016. Three years in a row, they have been ranked as the #13 top agents in the nation with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Maxine Gellens was recognized with the 2007 Realtor of the Year Award by the San Diego Association of Realtors. In the past ten years, they have closed $1.2 billion in real estate sales and have been ranked number one in the nation by Prudential twice.
Maxine and Marti Gellens have sold thousands of homes in San Diego County since becoming partners in 1994. They specialize in the coastal areas of San Diego with an emphasis in La Jolla and Del Mar. The pair is well-known and highly regarded for their quality customer service and negotiating skills. Their attention to detail and cutting-edge marketing techniques have enabled them to represent some of the region’s most exclusive, high-end residences.
Both are native San Diegans and have insider knowledge of the city and local markets. They were among the first realtors in San Diego to embrace technology by offering virtual tours of their listed properties on their award-winning website. They continue to use the latest innovations in technology as well as tried and true marketing tools.
Maxine and Marti Gellens have the $14.6 million listing for an extraordinary contemporary residence at 7455 Hillside Drive in La Jolla. The 9,200 square foot estate boasts stunning curvilinear architecture and dramatic walls of glass showing off panoramic ocean views. Expertly designed by renowned architectural firm CDGI, the modern home includes 5 en-suite bedrooms and a master suite with a circular sitting area, 2-story walk-in closet, a spa-like bathroom, and a private balcony with stairs leading to the pool patio. The property was built for entertaining, with a home theatre, wine cellar with a custom-built tasting room, and a magnificent outdoor area that includes a saltwater vanishing edge pool and spa, built-in BBQ, and poolside bar. The home was built with top-of-the-line technology and can be controlled via an Ipad with just a touch of the button, including automatic retractable sliding glass doors in the living and family room that open onto a spacious patio.
The pair also has the listing for the $12.9 million Oceanfront Craftsman residence at 274 Coast Boulevard in La Jolla. And they share the $16.4 million listing for a luxurious beachfront estate directly on La Jolla Shores.
And they sold the gorgeous and historic estate at 1904 Via Casa Alta in La Jolla for $8.3 million. Additionally, they worked with the buyers and sellers of 6019 Avenida Cresta for $8.295 million, and the buyer of the waterfront 1531 Coast Walk, La Jolla for $6.7 million.
5) Greg Noonan
Website | 858.551.3302 | Company: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Greg Noonan was ranked within the Top 100 teams nationwide in The Wall Street Journal’s 2017 rankings. His team completed over $166 million in sales for 2016. For years he has been the #1 listing agent in La Jolla, for both volume and number of transactions, including in 2012, 2014, and 2015. And he was the #1 agent overall in San Diego for 2014, the same year that he was the #6 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team in the nation. Noonan has over $1.4 billion career sales and over 2,000 homes sold.
Noonan has over 37 years of experience in La Jolla real estate. He is an expert on residential property sales and exchanges including fine homes, condominiums, income properties, coastal land. He is known for his exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values, and market trends. And Noonan has earned renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions. He delivers savvy client-focused negotiation and state-of-the-art marketing strategies. Previously, he was among the top ten of 65,000 Prudential Agents Worldwide 5 times. A committed community member, Noonan is a Board Member of the YMCA of San Diego County.
Noonan shares the listing, with Maxine & Marti Gellens, for an ultra-luxurious beachfront estate, listed at $16.4 million. Located directly on La Jolla Shores, this vast residence is uniquely and prominently positioned among the very few residences on this renowned beach for magnificent panoramic coastal views. It has an impressive 50 linear feet of frontage and an expansive seaside deck. A private gate leads up from the sand to the contemporary structure. It has over 9,000 square feet across three levels, all served by an elevator. Collapsible glass panels create perfect indoor/outdoor living opportunities. The estate has a grand master suite that encompasses an entire floor, with two baths, a fireplace, spa tubs, and spacious, separate closets. The home has two additional bedroom suites, along with an office, chef’s kitchen, and an expansive recreation/game room that has a full bath, two fireplaces, and a complete kitchen and bar.
Noonan is also selling an extravagant gated estate at 1640 La Jolla Rancho Road, listed at $13.8 million. Set on over an acre in the Muirlands neighborhood, it offers the expansive living typical of Rancho Santa Fe with all the benefits of the beach. It is built in timeless European style, with approximately 13,000 square feet of living space. The estate is designed for indoor-outdoor living with about 4,425 square feet of extra living area with an indoor-outdoor patio and eight car collectors garage. The home has a ground floor master suite, a superb subterranean wine cellar with an elegant wine tasting room, and a 14-seat theater. Outside, there is a large barbecue kitchen, fireplace, and resort-style pool with water slide, pool, rock features, and spa.
4) Eric Iantorno
Website | 858.256.7005 | Company: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
InIantorno was the 5th highest ranked San Diego Realtor, and 205th in the country in The Wall Street Journal’s 2017 rankings. His 2016 sales surpassed $77 million. He constantly ranks as one of the top realtors along the North County Coast and is one of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Top Producers. In 2014, Iantorno was responsible for the highest home sale in San Diego at $16 million, constituting over $5,500 per a square foot. And he shattered the previous highest sale in Solana Beach with his sale of $8.75 million.
An award-winning real estate expert, Iantorno specializes in luxury homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Cardiff. He has been licensed since 1998. Over his nearly 20 years in the business, Iantorno has become highly regarded among his peers and clients for his dedication, persistence, and marketing skills. Born and raised in San Diego, he has lived in Encinitas, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa. As a result, Iantorno has an abundance of insider knowledge on the area and local real estate market that greatly benefits his clients.
In addition to his work in real estate, Iantorno is a founding member of the Del Mar Village Circle and is an active board member for Hugs4Kids Charity, a division of KidsKorpUSA, in honor of his late friend, Julien Hug.
Iantorno is selling a newly constructed coastal Mediterranean masterpiece on the bluffs of Del Mar for $24.9 million. At 100 Stratford, this one-of-a-kind home offers unobstructed views to La Jolla and its extensive decks and patios take full advantage of the oceanfront location. The estate has just under 6,000 square feet, with 4 en-suite bedrooms, a detached guesthouse, an elevator, office, and movie theater. Lavish amenities and finishes throughout include Marble, Onyx, Limestone, Granite, Venetian plaster, Walnut floors and cabinetry and Douglas Fir beams. The 1+ acres of resort-style grounds include a saltwater pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, covered banana, oversized fire pit, and a pool bath and shower.
And Iantorno has the $22.5 million listing for a contemporary coastal masterpiece at 2160 Balboa Avenue in Del Mar. This luxurious estate, completed in 2015, features extraordinary architecture and high-quality materials. At nearly 8,000 square feet, this private estate has dramatic panoramic ocean and mountain views. The home’s master suite has a private deck and a spa-like bathroom that has an indoor/outdoor marble shower. The property was built for entertainment, with an infinity edge pool, outdoor dining, living, and kitchen, bocce ball court, sport court, oversized 10-car garage, and a separate guest suite with its own private security and entrance.
Iantorno also has two other listings for over $19.9 million each – 3002 Sandy Lane in Del Mar, a spectacular oceanfront estate completed in 2010 by Wardell Builders, and 2932 Camino Del Mar, a notable Mid-century style Sim Bruce Richards designed waterfront home.
He worked with the buyer of 983 Scott Street in San Diego, an exquisite bayfront contemporary home by architect Ken Ronchetti, with a rare private dock. It was purchased for $8.575 million and sold by Brett Dickinson, who is also included on this list.
3) K. Ann Brizolis
Website | 858.756.4328 | Company: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
K. Ann Brizolis is consistently a top-ranking agent in San Diego County. In 2017, she was ranked the 4th highest individual San Diego agent according to The Wall Street Journal’s annually rankings, and within the top 200 nationally. She had over $79 million in transactions in 2016. In the past, Brizolis has been ranked within the Top 100 agents nationwide. Between 2005 and 2016 she closed over $1.1 billion worth of transactions.
Brizolis is a leading Rancho Santa Fe real estate expert and leader for 27 years. Her business philosophy is to skillfully represent buyers and sellers in the successful fulfillment of real estate transactions involving fine, luxury properties while consistently upholding the highest ethical and professional standards of the real estate industry. She painstakingly maintains total discretion, privacy, and confidentiality to maximize her the best interests of her clients.
Brizolis has an extensive client network based on her many years in the field and proficiency in navigating the upper tier of the market. She has been a resident of Rancho Santa Fe for the past 30 years, where she is a recognized and knowledgeable community leader. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, she was a leading agent at Prudential’s Rancho Santa Fe office. She is the recipient of numerous sales achievement and consumer service awards.
Brizolis has the exclusive listing for The Belmont, an $18.5 million estate at 6853 Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe. Designed by renowned architect Fleetwood Joiner and executed by master builder Steve Sharratt, this estate is located on 8 equestrian-themed acres that reflect the talents of landscape architect Theresa Clark. It is the vision of current residents and its original developer, former Chargers football owner and iconic businessman, Gene Klein. The main home includes 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 4-room master suite with a rotunda sitting room, spa bath, and massage and vanity rooms. It also has a state-of-the-art theater,billiards room with pub bar and wine room, and a grand salon that opens to a massive loggia overlooking a lagoon-inspired pool with grotto, waterfalls, spa and slide. Outside is a large entertainment pavilion, cooking stations, a full bar and lounge, 2-bedroom guest house, separate gym and arcade building, tennis and basketball court, 4-stall barn, office and conference area, and full dressage or hunter/jumper rings.
And she is selling 6605 La Valle Plateada in Rancho Santa Fe for $7.85 million. Nestled on 5+ acres with a lily pond and gorgeous orchard, the property has a single-level main home with 5 ensuite bedrooms and a 1,600 square foot guest house. Inside are high ceilings, rich herringbone wood flooring, impressive crown and base molding, wainscoting, custom window treatments, and lighted art niches. The home includes an impressive formal living room, a walnut-paneled library, children’s playroom, and a great room with beamed ceiling. The exterior has an outdoor loggia, built-in kitchen with pizza oven, a separate fireplace-warmed patio, and a stunning new pool. The estate is perfect for equestrian enthusiasts with world-class facilities including an 8-stall barn, large pasture areas, a tack room, full bath and hot walker.
Brizolis also has the $19.5 million listing for a 1,300+ acre development property at 18155 Lyons Valley Road in Jamul, CA. Previously, she sold 16270 Via De La Valle in Rancho Santa Fe listed at $19.955 million, and a historic home at 18127 Via Roswitha in Rancho Santa Fe, listed at $12.9 million.
2) Laura Barry
Website | 858.756.2266 | Company: Barry Estates, Inc.
Laura Barry is consistently the top producing Realtor in all of San Diego County. She was named by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 individual agent in San Diego and 54th in the nation based on 2016 transactions, which totaled $142,746,320. Notably, Barry has ranked among the top 55 real estate agents in the nation every year since 2006. In 1999, she was the first Realtor in San Diego County to sell over $100 million in sales volume, and in 2016 she represented the seller in the most expensive sale in the entire country. Over the last decade, she has closed transactions in excess of $1 billion.
Barry represents buyers and sellers of luxury property in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach, and San Diego. She has sold many of the most expensive properties in these areas. She is highly respected by her colleagues and clients for her superior negotiating skills, ability to navigate market trends, and ultimately close deals. She is known for her creative marketing approach, immense market knowledge, and dedication to clients. She often has advance knowledge of available properties before officially entering the marketplace, as well as the best possible deals available. Having lived in the Rancho Santa Fe area for over 20 years, this has given her an intimate understanding of what the community has to offer.
She has been featured in many publications due to her success, including Marie Claire, 944 Magazine, in which she was named ‘One of the Leading Ladies of San Diego,’ C Magazine, which named her the ’Top Realtor of Rancho Santa Fe,’ San Diego Magazine, in which she was voted top in client satisfaction, and Ranch and Coast Magazine, in which she was voted ‘Best Real Estate Agent’ from 2007-2015.
Barry has the $16.995 million listing for a magnificent estate named Harmony at 18128 Via Roswitha in Rancho Santa Fe. This is the first time this home has been offered for sale. Featured in Architectural Digest, Harmony is designed by famed architect Wally Cunningham. He created this home to have a 360-degree panorama and environment which almost gives one the feeling of living outside. The 10,000 square foot estate is solar powered, is all one-level living, and is offered fully furnished. Outside, the home has a 150-foot long crescent-shaped pool with an infinity edge.
And she is selling a $12.8 million world-class compound in Rancho Sante Fe. This nearly new estate on almost 5 acres is only moments from shops and beaches, all while offering total privacy. The home has 5+ bedroom suites, a lavish master, game room, and 8 car garage. This nearly 25,000 square foot compound also includes 4 detached buildings – a directors theater building, showcase car collectors building or gym with a 3 bedroom carriage house above, and a separate 2 bedroom guest home. The property also has rose gardens, fruit groves, and an outdoor kitchen.
Barry sold a record-breaking covenant sale in 2007, listed at $29.5 million. This property has 15,122 square feet on nearly 20 acres. And in 2013, she had a record-breaking La Jolla sale for a nearly 15,000 square foot home listed at $27.3 million. Barry also represented the buyer of 1802 Ocean Front, Del Mar, which sold for $18 million.
1) Catherine and Jason Barry
Website | 858.756.4024 | Company: Barry Estates, Inc.
Rancho Santa Fe’s Catherine Barry and Jason Barry are the preeminent Real Estate Agents in San Diego Luxury Real Estate. The mother and son team were consistently ranked the #1 team in San Diego by The Wall Street Journal every year from 2008-2015. This year, they were ranked as the 2nd team in San Diego and 86th in the nation, with transactions totaling over $178.6 million. The team was voted the Best Real Estate Agency by Ranch and Coast Magazine for 8 years straight. They have represented the sale of over $2.5 Billion in luxury homes since 2002.
Catherine and Jason Barry specialize in exceptional properties in San Diego’s most sought after residential areas. They focus on the most elite enclaves within Ranch and Coastal parts of North San Diego County and represent premier homes in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach and La Jolla. This requires specific pinpoint marketing and extensive local knowledge and connections. The pair excel here, with a global network of clients and friends.
They have lived in Rancho Santa Fe since 1977 and intimately know the region’s homes, histories, and the local real estate market. And they have comprehensive knowledge of the area golf courses and country clubs, schools, churches, children’s activities, and recreational activities. Their thorough knowledge and understanding of listed properties and their awareness of non-public opportunities give their clients a significant edge.
The team sold Jenny Craig’s $18 million Horse Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe to Bill Gates. The property is on 228 acres and includes a main residence, two manager/guest houses, five horse barns, a racetrack, veterinarian’s area, and an olive orchard.
Catherine and Jason Barry are selling a spectacular and unique oceanfront estate in Del Mar for $35 million. Located on ¾ of an acre at 2936 Ocean Front, this 5 bedroom home showcases panoramic views ranging from La Jolla to San Clemente. It spans 80 feet of ocean frontage on one of Southern California’s most desired beaches and has an incredible courtyard with an Olympic size swimming pool and spa, an oversized beach patio with a fire pit, and a full culinary outdoor kitchen. Inside is a grand master suite with floor to ceiling windows showing breathtaking views of the ocean, expansive his and her closets and baths, a fireplace, and private patio. The property can accommodate up to 20 cars within its gates and also has a 2 bedroom guest house.
The pair is also selling a one of a kind modern masterpiece built inside one of the original Del Mar historical buildings, listed for $24.995 million. At 110 15th Street, this 5000-square foot, gated private oasis offers unparalleled front row ocean views and is located only steps from the center of town and beach. The beach home also has a vanishing edge pool, a generous terrace, over-sized yard, and beautiful gardens.
And they are selling 6424 La Valle Plateada in Rancho Santa Fe for $24.995 million. This 6.75-acre property has cascading waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation, and 21,000 square feet of living space, including a primary residence. The main home features a handcrafted Mahogany paneled office, an elegant wood-paneled office, resort size gym, playroom, game room, theatre, bar, and wine cellar. The property also has two guest houses, a pool pavilion with a gourmet outdoor kitchen, a volleyball court, tennis court, and vegetable gardens.